|Our Professions||Church Worship Director||Stay at home mom, and musical theatre teacher|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Michael & Mandie's Favorites
|What is your favorite season?||Winter||Fall|
|What is your favorite food?||Bread||Tacos|
|What is your favorite color?||Blue||Turquoise|
|What is your favorite TV show or movie?||Fuller House||Harry Potter|
|What is your favorite hobby?||Movies||Outdoors and Musical Theatre|
|What is your favorite family activity?||Going out for ice cream||Visiting the zoo|
|What is your favorite sports team?||Chicago Cubs||Detroit Red Wings|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
Michael loves all things related to movies. He reads books and watches documentaries about the history of the film industry, famous movie directors, and the making of movies. He also enjoys thrift shopping and gets excited when he finds a really good deal.
Mandie loves to watch and participate in musical theatre. She taught full time for several years before becoming a stay-at-home-mom, and still enjoys helping out with directing shows and even performing with a local community theatre. She also enjoys writing and is working on finishing her first full-length novel.
Both of us grew up in faith-filled homes, and have a personal relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ. Our spiritual growth and faith development are very important to us. We are very involved in our church. Michael is the worship leader, and Mandie helps sing on the worship team each week. We also help with the sound, and technology aspects of the worship service. Mandie teaches the toddler Sunday school class and leads all of the K-5 kids during their music time. Our church family is a big part of our lives, and are always there to help us and each other. We will always be dedicated to teaching our children about who God is, and our need for the love and mercy of Jesus. We will always work to teach them to follow Jesus' example of loving others from every walk of life and to shine God's light and love through their words and actions.
|Our Musical Interest|
We are both trained musicians with degrees in music education, so music is a huge part of our lives.
Michael is an extremely talented singer and piano player, and can also play the guitar. His favorite music to listen to is Pop and Easy Listening music, especially from the '80s and '90s.
Mandie is a trained vocalist, and actress, and has been awarded for her talents in musical theatre. She also plays the piano, the drums, and the guitar. She loves to sing along to Disney music and enjoys positive and uplifting songs by many Christian artists. She secretly loves 90's country music.
|About Our Home|
We absolutely love our home. It is spacious, yet also very cozy and inviting. It is almost always filled with sounds of music, or playing, or talking and laughing with friends and family. We have lots of bedrooms for the family to come and visit, and a dedicated playroom with space to create and imagine. Our music room/library with a baby grand piano is a favorite place to gather on the squishy rug, and read quietly or have a dance party. Our large kitchen is great for getting messy while baking cookies or trying a new science experiment. Our big sectional couch is filled with comfy pillows and soft blankets. Whether snuggling up for a favorite movie or building an epic blanket fort, it is one of the most used rooms in our home.
Our son, Wesley, is 3 years old and was adopted into our family in 2017. Wesley is an energetic, and kind-hearted little boy. He loves getting messy in the dirt and mud and playing with trucks, cars, trains, and any type of construction vehicle. He also enjoys quiet activities such as painting, coloring, and playing with play-doh. He has a big heart and is always aware and concerned about the feelings of others. He is very excited about welcoming a baby brother or sister into the family. He is looking forward to having a sibling to love, play with, and teach!
We have a wonderfully open adoption with Wesley's birth family and love our relationship with them. It is a blessing to have so many people who love him.
|We live in the state of...|
Our neighborhood is quiet and filled with friendly families. There are always kids and adults out walking or riding bikes. We have two large parks very close by, and we walk to them almost every day to run around, play ball or have fun on the playground. The schools in our area are rated some of the very best, and offer lots of options for the arts, sports, and extracurricular activities. There are also lots of fun and educational places and activities close by.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 2 years
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Asian, Middle Eastern, African American, Hispanic, Caucasian/ Asian, Caucasian/ Hispanic, Caucasian/ African American, African America/ Hispanic. |
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to keeping in touch with you and your family if you desire. We would love to send frequent pictures and updates, as well as have once a year visits.
We have always made it a priority to create a home that is filled with love and centered on faith. We believe in a balance of work and fun. Because we are both trained musicians, our house is always full of songs and singing. We have been very blessed financially, and are thankful for the ability to raise our childen with an excellent education, and all the tools and resources they will need to have a full and happy life. We know first hand the joy of adoption and truly love our open relationship with Wesley's birth family. We look forward to building a special relationship with you as well! Thank you again for taking some time to get to know us! We are praying for you.